DURHAM, N.H. --The University of New Hampshire men’s track team opens its 2006-07 campaign with a visit to the Reggie Lewis Center on December 2 to compete at the annual Husky Invitational as the team begins its quest for an America East Championship.
     The Wildcats finished third overall at the America East Indoor Track and Field Championships at Boston University with 127.5 points, trailing only the University at Albany and UMBC during the 2005-06 season. The team placed 8th overall in a 33-team field at the New England Indoor Track Championships. The ‘Cats also placed third overall at the prestigious Reebok Boston Indoor Games at the Reggie Lewis Center.
    The men hope for strong individual performances from several returning performers and veterans. Senior Josh Edwards (Pelham, N.H.) competes in the shot put for the ‘Cats, after a solid season in which he placed first at the America East Championships and 4th at the Reebok Boston Indoor Games. Junior Reed Liset (Dover, N.H.) also competes in the shot put after placing 4th at the America East Championships with a mark of 51 feet, 11.75 inches. Sophomore Jeffery Kaste (Atkinson, N.H.) also expects to be a major contributor for the Wildcats in the throwing events.
     Senior Travis Parker (Fairfax, Va.) is UNH’s top middle distance runner in the 200 and 400-meter events. Parker placed second in the 200 meter (21.99) and third in the 400 meter (48.8) at the America East Championships last season.  He also finished first in the 200 (22.26) and third in the 400 (49.66) at the Reebok Boston Indoor Games and currently holds both UNH records in the two events. Junior sprinter Ben Stein (Canton, Mass.) competes in the 500-meter dash after a 6th place effort at the Reebok Boston Indoor Games (1:07.47). 
     Senior Tristan Hall (Londonderry, N.H.) attempts to defend his America East title in the long jump as he posted a 23-0 leap and also looks to break a 64 year old long jump record set by former Wildcat standout “Boo” Morcom, who jumped 23’7” in 1942. Sophomore Spencer Shaw (Hampton, N.H.), junior Mike Grillo (Bedford, N.H.), and sophomore Patrick Casey (So. Yarmouth, Mass.) all return to compile points in the jumping events.
  Junior Jordan Horowitz (Evanston, Ill), who placed second overall at the 2006 America East Cross Country Championships, leads a pack of Wildcat distance runners that expect to score plenty of points for head coach Jim Boulanger’s team as harriers, Ben Jenkins (Francestown, N.H.), Ben Danton (New Milford, Conn.) Robert Edgerton (Cornish, N.H.), and David Nayes (Eden Prairie, Minn,) look to contribute on a weekly basis. Junior Matthew Begley (Brookeville, Md.), a pole vaulter, finished third at the Reebok Indoor Games (4.41m), while sophomore Christopher Jones (No. Sutton, N.H.) and senior David Doiron (Sanford, Maine) return as UNH’ top two hurdlers.
    The Wildcats open the season on Saturday (Dec. 2) with a visit to the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston, Massachusetts. The Husky Invitational is scheduled to start at 3:00 p.m.
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